International Communications
Prof Daniel Candinas Visited Tongji Hospital

On May 19, chief of visceral surgery and medicine, Bern University Hospital of University of Bern, Swizerland, Prof Candinas visited Tongji hospital. Prof.WU Hua,vice-president of hospital, Ms.WANG Pu, director of Foreign Affairs Office, Prof.QIN Renyi, director of Biliary Pancreatic Department, Prof.WANG Jianming and Prof. YU Yahong, deputy directors of Biliary Pancreatic Department attended the welcome conference in the meeting room on Floor 18th.

On his arrival to the hospital, Prof. Candinas visited the operation room where Prof. Qin gave a brief introduction of the biliary pancreatic department of Tongji hospital. The biliary pancreatic department has completed more than 180 laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomies, becoming one of the best centers of this field in China. As the surgery going on, both pancreatic specialists shared their insights in pancreatic surgeries and initiated a heated discussion on laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy. Meanwhile, Prof. Qin demonstrated the novel pancreaticojejunostomy method to Prof.Candinas. With the effort of the whole surgical team, the operation finished within 3 hours. Prof. Candinas expressed his congratulation and admiration to Prof. Qin together with his trained team, also he commented that the laparoscopic pancreatic oduodenectomy techniques in Tongji hospital has achieved the world class while some surgical innovations should be popularized.

Afterwards, Prof. Candinas visited the hospital museum to get a knowledge of Tongji development and achievements. He spoke highly of our clinical, cultural, scientific and research development.

In the welcoming meeting, vice president Wu gave a brief introduction of Tongji hospital. And Prof. Candinas introduced Bern University hospital and his purpose for cooperation. After a deep discussion and understand, the bilateral parties have formed a tentative cooperation on personnel exchange, extended communication and biliary pancreatic-oriented MDT cooperation. Prof. Candinas also extended his invitation to vice president Wu and Prof. Qin for visiting Bern University hospital in Switzerland. After the meeting, the bilateral parties exchanged their souvenirs and took a group photo.

The Bern University is a world well-known comprehensive university and Bern University Hospital is one of the largest comprehensive hospital in Switzerland. Prof. Candinas is the vice president of Bern University and cheif of visceral surgery and medicine of Bern University Hospital. His visiting makes another breakthrough for the cooperation with Switzerland in the visceral surgery and medicine field.